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Today's Sports

  • District softball: Collins falls...

    TAYLORSVILLE – In the end, an old enemy showed up at Collins' gate Tuesday night.

    Anderson County took advantage of numerous Collins defensive miscues to defeat the Titans, 7-4, in a 10-inning, semifinal thriller at the 30th District Tournament at Spencer County High School.

    An unofficial count by The Anderson Newscredited Collins with 10 errors leading to six unearned runs. Officially, Collins Coach Jim Axline said he knew his team had far too many to beat an Anderson team that was playing well heading into the post-season.

  • Shelby County softball falls to...

    TAYLORSVILLE - The Shelby County softball team's season came to an end Monday evening as host Spencer County beat the Rockets 7-1 in the 30th District Tournament semifinals.

    The Bears (16-14) are scheduled to face the winner of the Collins-Anderson County semifinal at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the district final.

    The semi between the Titans and the Bearcats was suspended after one batter - Anderson's Anna Marie Hyatt grounded out - in the top of the first inning. It is slated to resume at 6 p.m. Tuesday night at Spencer County.

  • This bird is a tenant you will...

    Everyone loves the Purple Martin and rightfully so.

    By the time the Europeans arrived in this great country, the Native Americans had already recognized the benefits of  having these birds as neighbors. The fact that Purple Martins, because of their aerial feeding habits, helped rid an area of pesky mosquitoes, flies and gnats was well known.

    The native tribes were already installing the first man-made bird houses by growing gourds, drying them out, cutting the proper entrance holes in each gourd and placing them high in dead trees or on tall poles.

  • Shipley, Karas sisters win state...

    Shelby County junior Zach Shipley won his first state championship, while sisters Caterina and Gabby Karas added to their total, Friday night at the Class AA State Track & Field Championships.

    Shipley held off several late surges to win the boys' 300-meter hurdles at the University of Louisville's Owsley Frazier Cardinal Park, while senior Caterina Karas captured the 800 and her seventh-grade sister Gabby won the 1,600. All three were top seeds in their respective events and both Karas sisters narrowly missed setting record times in their victories.

  • 4 Collins seniors sign grants

    It has been a busy couple of weeks for Collins seniors.

    Not only have they been preparing for prom and graduation, but a quartet of Titans have recently had their college signing ceremonies.

    Here is a quick look at each:

    Collins senior Matthew Murphysigned to play with the men’s soccer team at Georgetown College last Friday afternoon in the high school’s library. 

  • Collins’ Kregor falls in 1st...

    Collins sophomore Paige Kregor dropped her first-round match at the girls’ 2012 KHSAA State Tennis Tournament on Thursday.

    Sacred Heart’s Caroline Walter, one of the eight players seeded No. 9, defeated Kregor, 6-2, 6-1, yesterday morning at Shillito Park in Lexington.

  • Shipley hopes to keep his event...

    The aspect of the 300-meter hurdles race that Zach Shipley relishes the most isn’t the start or the finish.

    “Warm-ups are pretty much my favorite part,” Shipley, a Shelby County junior, said Wednesday. “I love checking in. They [the other hurdlers] always look at me because I’m the shortest person there. I say, ‘That’s me,’ and I’ll just walk out. Everybody’s head will just turn because they don’t picture me [being fast].”

  • Titans, Rockets ready for...

    The 30th District baseball and softball tournaments begin next week.

    Spencer County will host the softball tourney, which will begin with Monday’s semifinals and conclude with Wednesday’s 6 p.m. final. Although the time schedule for the tourney is set, the pairings weren’t at press time because Collins hosted Spencer County on Thursday evening.

    Collins will host the baseball tourney, which will begin with Tuesday’s semifinals and conclude with Wednesday’s 6 p.m. final.

  • Kregor begins play in state on...

    Collins sophomore Paige Kregor, the 8th Region runner-up, will play Sacred Heart’s Caroline Walter on Thursday morning in the first round of the girls’ 2012 KHSAA State Tennis Tournament.

    Kregor, who lost to South Oldham sixth-grader Stephanie Pitts in last Thursday’s 8th Region final, will face Walter, who is one of the eight No. 9-seeded players, at 8 a.m. at Shillito Park in Lexington.

     

    BASEBALL: Collins goes 2-1 in Franklin

  • Couch is ‘grand slam hire’

    Quick takes for the day: